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Myriam Sanchez, Clinical Therapist, Your Family Wellness Village
Myriam Sanchez
Owner  &  Clinical Therapist

My name is Myriam, I am the owner of Your Family Wellness Village. I am a perinatal and couples/family therapist devoted to providing you with emotional and practical support, whether you are coming to us as part of a couple, family, or are a new parent. I graduated with my Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Adler University and then proceeded to work in private practice settings, as well as in partial hospital programs. Throughout my 7+ years in practice, I acquired certificates in Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I work from an ACT and DBT framework, guiding my clients to identify their core values, formulate committed actions towards those values, and identify road blocks in their lives.

My life and work journey have taught me that it takes a village not only to raise children but to go through life in general! You don’t have to do it alone. Take the first step towards building your supportive village now. Call for a free 15-minute phone assessment to see which service best fits your needs.

Credentials:

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) #180.010230 – Illinois

Education:

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology – Adler University

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology – Andrews University

Additional Trainings/Certificates:

  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Advanced

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Advanced

  • Positive Discipline Parent Educator

 
Jennifer Polizzi
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My name is Jennifer and I have worked with families, children and teens, couples, and individuals as a therapist, caseworker, and in educational settings. I work from a Family Systems perspective, using aspects of CBT, ACT, and strengths-based therapy and much more to help you deal with issues in your life.

I understand that it can be difficult to seek help and I work with clients to create an environment that is safe, where trust has been established so that difficult issues can be discussed. It is important that people have a place to be heard, to tell their story, to understand how and why they get stuck, and to have the tools they need to move forward in life. My goal is to work together with clients to find ways to deal with life’s challenges.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I received my Master of Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Credentials:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Illinois

Education:

  • Masters of Social Work – Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Jennifer Polizzi, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Your Family Wellness Village
 
Casey Divane, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Your Family Wellness Village
Casey Divane
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My name is Casey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working in a variety of community mental health settings.

 

I use an integrative approach to tailor treatment around clients’ goals and needs – enabling them to look at what is going wrong, what is going right, and what kind of changes they want to see in their lives. I enjoy using strengths-based and solution-focused approaches and mindfulness-based stress reduction to help clients build on their strengths and to empower them to create positive change. I love working with womxn and families on perinatal and maternal mental health, clients adjusting to diagnoses of chronic illness, as well as military and veteran families.

 

 

My goal is to help you find and navigate your path and use your voice in the way that feels the most authentic and healthy for you. I want you to feel heard and seen, so I focus on creating a safe, judgment free space where you can share your story and know that you are not in this alone.

 

Credentials:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - IL 149.018703

  • Board Certified - Telemental Health - BC-TMH 2497

 

 

Education:

  • Masters of Social Work – Dominican University

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology – University of Northern Iowa

 

 

Additional Trainings/Certificates:

  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders 

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Certification in working with military veterans and families

 
Working with us is like... 
Working with us is like having a guide next to you, to follow you through the ups and downs, celebrate the small victories, and help vent and process the big setbacks. Therapists don't give advice, because our clients already know what to do. We empower clients to find that voice within and then act on it through small committed actions.

Our favoite part is when we witness clients' progress big and small: less tearfulness, connection among relationships, gains in the confidence, and leveled moods. We find it to be an honor to hold people's vulnerable and delicate stories! 
Myriam Sanchez, Clinical Therapist, Your Family Wellness Village